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Aged Care Labour Agreement – What You Need to Know


Introduction to the Aged Care Labour Agreement

Is your aged care facility struggling to attract and retain aged care workers?

As an Australian aged care provider, it is important to understand recent legal changes allowing you to sponsor workers. From 5 May 2023, Australian aged care providers can request an Aged Care Labour Agreement (ACLA) to recruit and sponsor experienced direct care workers in the following occupations:

  • Nursing Support Worker (Assistant in Nursing) (ANZSCO 423312);
  • Personal Care Assistant (Personal Care Worker) (ANZSCO 423313); and
  • Aged or Disabled Carer (ANZSCO 423111).

Employers can sponsor overseas workers on the following visas:

  • Temporary Skill Shortage visa (TSS) (subclass 482) for up to 4 years; and
  • Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa (subclass 186) after a two-year transition period.

At Migration Unity, we understand the significance of aged care labour agreements in Australia and the benefits they have to Australian aged care providers. As a leading provider of immigration and employment solutions, we strive to offer comprehensive guidance and support to businesses seeking to navigate the complexities of the aged care sector.

In this article, we will delve into the details of new aged care industry labour agreement, highlighting their benefits, eligibility criteria, and the process involved in obtaining one. Our aim is to provide you with valuable insights that will enable you to make informed decisions and successfully secure an aged care labour agreement.

Understanding The Aged Care Labour Agreement.

Aged care labour agreements are a crucial aspect of the Australian aged care industry, facilitating the recruitment of skilled workers from overseas to address labour shortages in the sector. These agreements provide a streamlined pathway for approved businesses to sponsor overseas employees who possess the required skills and experience.

You can use the Aged Care Industry Labour Agreement to:

  • Sponsor overseas workers for the Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) visa in direct care occupations such as:
    • Nursing Support Worker
    • Personal Care Assistant
    • Aged or Disabled Carer

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